Kentucky becomes the 49th state to adopt e-recording
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has announced that Kentucky has adopted e-recording and joined Simplifile’s network.
Kentucky followed in the steps of the other 48 US states that have authorized e-recording of deeds, mortgages, and other documents to enable quicker and more cost-effective land-record transactions. Only Vermont has yet to permit e-recording.
“We are delighted to welcome Hardin and Jefferson counties to our e-recording network,” Simplifile President Paul Clifford said. “We look forward to helping additional Kentucky municipalities get up and running – a process that usually takes only days – so they can take advantage of e-recording’s significant time and cost savings.”
Simplifile enables settlement agents to scan and submit land records directly to any of the 2,028 participating county recording offices across the United States. The county recorder can review, stamp, record, and return documents to the settlement agent electronically within minutes. Additionally, recording fees and associated payments can be processed via Simplifile.
“As a result of adopting Simplifile’s e-recording program, the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office Legal Records Division was one of the first counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to record a land records document submitted electronically,” said Nore Ghibaudy, director of public relations at Jefferson County Clerk's Office. “This process will be time-saving for our customers.”
Simplifile is part of ICE Mortgage Services, which utilizes technology and infrastructure to make the mortgage process electronic.